Saturday Jun 1st 2013 @Pyramid Atlantic

QUEERING Sound

QUEERING SOUND gathers together artists -– with a non-exclusive curatorial focus towards gay, lesbian and post-gender-identified participants -- who explore alternative avenues of expression through audio, the digital arts, performance art and spoken word. The annual event -- now in its thirteenth year! -- features live performances from established and upcoming local and touring talents as well as seeks to introduce Washington DC audiences to new sounds and challenging visions from across the globe through digital contributions.

Press Release + Full Artist Bios
http://queeringsound13.adams-dress.com

  • Arthur Loves Plastic (DC)
    [live performance; Bev Stanton, winner of over a dozen Washington Area Music Awards in the Electronica category]
  • BLK w/BEAR (DC + SF CA)
    [live performance + video mix ... caustic ambient drone "quite representative of the modern experience, of commercial horror and the machines that drive it."]
  • Nick Lopata (DC) + Elite Barbarian (UK)
    [digitial contributors; "Let's go back to Morse code" redux]
  • Lowered (UK)
    [digitial contributors; Katie English + Chris Gowers ... "a sombre and pensive meditation for remote seashores and abandoned lighthouses" ]
  • Nowherians (UK)
    [digitial contributor; solo project from Crawford Blair, bassist for Rome Pays Off ... "that is not an acceptable lullaby" debut CDEP out soon on Trace Recordings]
  • Sound installation designed by O.F.F. Studio Torino, Music & Sounds by Almagest! (ITALY) [digital contributors]
  • Dì Tuī Piàn Duàn (DC)
    [live performance + video-lights; Mei Mei Chang + Cory O'Brien ... "simultaneously visceral, organic, frightening, and encompassing"]
  • Dan Vera (DC)
    [spoken word; inaugural winner of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, 2013]
  • Joseph Ross (DC)
    [spoken word; “Not too many people are residing on the same floor with Ross when it comes to writing about race...The words of Ross demand a sacred place. His poems honor the dead and instruct the living.” – E. Ethelbert Miller; Director, African American Resource Center, Howard University]
  • Niki Herd (DC)
    [Spoken word; Nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, her poems have been published in various journals and anthologies including The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South and Autumnal: A Collection of Elegies on CD. Her first collection of poems, The Language of Shedding Skin, received honorable mention for the Benjamin Saltman Award and was a finalist for the Main Street Rag Poetry Award.]

Saturday Jun 1st 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

~ $10

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/